THE GOODYEAR MOTOR SPORTS CLUB: WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT COULD BE.
ONSIDER FOR A moment racing's dilemma. The cost of building a racing machine is up both because materials cost more and because vehicle complexity is considerably greater. Add to this higher team salaries, soaring transportation costs and more expensive lodging and a couple of things become apparent.
Here’s one for your good laughs section. I am the owner of a Kawasaki F3 Bushwhacker. I can already hear the What’s thats? and Never heard of its coming from the younger of your readers. Anyway, I am having a hard time finding an expansion chamber to fit this thing.
Being a large Kawasaki dealership we have learned to deal with all sorts of problems. Problems that involve customers, distributors and everyone inbetween. My writing was stimulated by reading your December issue. Specifically your “Feedback” column involving Mr. James Sowle and Yoshimura Racing.
WHEN IT COMES DOWN to going fast, there is a saying in racing circles that goes, "How fast do you want to spend?" The idea here is that horsepower and handling cost money—lots of money. But life teaches us that for nearly every rule, there is an exception or two.
AS THE fastest-growing aspect of the sport of motorcycling, motocross attracts more newcomers than any other form of motorized, two-wheeled competition. Currently, machinery is at such a highly-advanced and superbly-engineered state, that I find it difficult to imagine what the next major revolutionary modification will be.
Last Year An Outstanding Motor Was Hampered By Mundane Suspension. No More!
250 V75 MX
IT USED TO BE that you could tell if a motocrosser came from Europe or Japan just by listening to the sound of the engine as the bike raced around a track. Japanese engines "zing," while European motors "growl." Then Husky came out with the 360 Mikkola Replica.
A monthly course in the art of trials riding. Instructors: Bob Nickelsen, Mike Obermeyer
ADVANCED EXERCISE 1
ADVANCED EXERCISE 2
PROBLEM How to practice everyday when the nearest riding area is 40 miles away.... SOLUTION Ride up and down the sidewalk! Actually, it’s a little more complex than that, as the accompanying photos will show. You can make this exercise extremely tough, simply by tightening up your line and staying as close to the curb as possible.
Houston's Astrodome Draws Most Of The Pros; Only A Few Head For Home With A Grin
D. Randy Riggs
"GOLL DANG!" exclaimed the paunchy man in the trim Stetson. “Hell of ah crew heah tuhnaht.” As he involved himself with the logistics of getting a family of four situated in the ample confines of Houston Astrodome general admission seating, thousands around him were up to the same task.
Overkill is a 150-mph sprint or a 24-hour/100-mph junket. Unless, of course, you're into endurance racing.
AMERICANS generally consider themselves to be the best-in-formed people in the world. In the area of sporting events, the average American can tell you more than you want to know about everything from Formula 5000 racing to world league soccer stars.
WE WERE PRE-ENTERED in the grueling 500-mile Greenhorn Enduro. It was only four days away when we finally got the call from DeWayne Jones that our 175 Can-Am had arrived at their shop and would be ready the following morning. We knew it would be close and we were prepared.
IF ANYTFIING ON the Can-Am we tested had to be labeled sub-par, it would be the suspension. Not because it is sub-par as far as suspension goes, but because the other elements that make up the Can-Am motorcycle each have a certain element of superiority.
LIKELY CANDIDATES FOR THE TOP TEN IN 1975 or, Go Ahead Guys, And Make A Liar Out Of Me Again.
HOW THEY PLACED
WHO I SAID WOULD AND DIDN'T
AND HERE WE GO AGAIN
FOR THE TOP TEN
D. RANDY RIGGS
Each year I make a game out of picking the winners...not in horses, for sure, but in Grand National Championship competition in motorcycling. It’s a rough game; the odds are often altered by unforeseen circumstances like injuries, mechanical problems and the like.
According to Nils-Arne Nilsson, the Girling gas-emulsion shock absorbers on the Husqvarna motocrossers this year are very special. The damping rates are exclusive to Husky, since their engineers worked very hard in conjunction with Girling in the development of the dampers.
This time I'll be telling you what you may already know. But for those who are new to the sport, a review of basic maneuvers will be useful. With them, I'll try to lay a foundation for the more subtle techniques of road riding. I'm not so interested in explaining what, but why you do certain basic things, and what you are looking for in terms of a standard of execution.